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  • Posted: Feb 17, 2020
    Deadline: Mar 2, 2020
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    Copy Editor

    Details
    This job requires candidates to be able to perform duties that include the following:

    • Impeccable grammar skills, a keen eye for detail, and a passion for ensuring accuracy and clarity.
    • Ability to adhere to style guidelines and a desire to work in a fast-paced news environment are essential.
    • Proofread text and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors
    • Verify factual correctness of information, such as dates and statistics
    • Check text for style, readability, and adherence to editorial policies
    • Arrange page layouts of photos, articles, and advertisements
    • Rewrite text to improve clarity and readability
    • Rework submitted stories to draw out stronger angles
    • Ability to background stories with facts, figures and history as relevant
    • Eagle eye for spotting likely plagiarism and drawing Editor’s attention to it promptly
    • Computer literacy

    Desirable:

    • Ability to work with little or no supervision
    • Resourcefulness: approach news editing from more pragmatic angles
    • Analytical skills - Use clear, logical steps and excellent judgment to understand possible news items from all angles
    • Ability to post stories online
    • Computer skills and familiarity with office proprietary software such as Microsoft Word, etc.

    Education/Experience/Language requirements

    • Between five (5) and 15 years of active on-the-job experience
    • Minimum of first degree in the English Language, Mass Communication or any of the Arts/social science courses
    • English proficiency is a must
    • Ability to work with little or no supervision
    • Resourcefulness: approach news editing from more pragmatic and dramatic angles
    • Analytical skills - Use clear, logical steps and excellent judgment to understand stories and edit as appropriate
    • Computer skills and familiarity with office proprietary software such as Microsoft Word, etc.

    Remuneration
    Very attractive but negotiable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to:
    Human Resources Department,
    PUNCH Place,
    KM 14, Lagos Ibadan Expressway
    Magboro, Ogun State

    OR
    E-mail it to: punchnigltd@punchng.com

    Note

    • Only qualified candidates should apply
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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